Information Technology

Information Technology Education


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Utah K-12 Computer Science Grant Information

Please click the link above to access the Davis School District Computer Science Grant, provide feedback, and see what is happening in our district.

Information Technology Education

Information Technology (IT) Education prepares students for employment and/or continuing education opportunities in the growing field of Information Technology in partnership with industry.

This is accomplished through technical instruction in the classroom, experiential education in the laboratory, student internships, and industry/skill certification. IT education programs also encourage and promote teamwork, lifelong learning, hands-on experience, ethical behavior, and communication skills.

There are four Career Pathways in the area of Information Technology which include:

Broadcasting & Digital Media

Cybersecurity

Information Technology Systems

Programming and Software Development

Web Development

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, more everyday items becoming connected to the Internet and the continued demand for mobile computing. For more information on careers in Information Technology, please visit Keys to Success and this USBE Career Cluster information sheet.

 
Lindsay Porter

Lindsay Porter
Information Technology Pathway Specialist
Mountain High CTE Coordinator
801-402-0464
ldporter@dsdmail.net

National and State CTSO Organizations

IT Students who want to participate in a leadership organization choose between the following organizations, depending on what is available at their school:

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Information Technology Externship

Davis School District recently had the opportunity to place two senior high school students at Bonneville Communications through the Governor's Office of Economic Development IT Pathway Program. Students were able to experience the fields of Information Technology, Computer Science, App Development, UI & UX, Product Development, QA, and Digital Media!

Check out photos from the Externship here!

If you are a Senior High School student and think you might be interested in participating in our IT Pathway Externship, please talk to your Computer Science Teacher and complete this application.